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Army Corps Opens Tracts of Wetlands to Development
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune

Despite continued government pledges to protect wetlands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened thousands of acres of wetlands to development in recent months across the United States.

North Korea Says It Won't Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Until It Gets Light Water Reactors
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jae-Soon Chang, Associated Press

North Korea insisted Tuesday it won't dismantle its nuclear weapons program until the U.S. gives it civilian nuclear reactors, casting doubt on a disarmament agreement reached a day earlier during international talks.

Conservation Groups Want $404 Million for Frogs
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

International conservation groups proposed a $404 million effort Monday to preserve frogs and other amphibians whose sensitive, porous skins often make them the first indicator of when nature goes awry.

Congressmen Seeking Big Changes in Endangered Species Act
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

A group of congressmen proposed bipartisan legislation Monday to rewrite the Endangered Species Act, a measure that environmental groups say would gut the landmark 1973 law.

Farmer Has Carved Out a Niche for Survival: Community Supported Agriculture
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Lois Caliri, The Roanoke Times

Polly Hieser lives off the land with the help of an unusual business concept -- attracting advance buyers to her unplanted crops. They agree to purchase in bulk and to volunteer in helping with the harvest. It may not be a concept familiar to young Future Farmers of America types, but it works for her.

Growth Endangers Horse Culture
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Darla Martin Tucker, The Business Press

The Redlands area acreage that comprises an Arabian horse breeding and boarding business and a flourishing orange grove is now the coveted target of property developers.

African Leaders Convene First Regional Forum To Explore Market-Based Conservation Strategies
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A diverse group of government, business, policy, community, civil society organizations and academic leaders today announced the beginning of a long-term cooperative effort to develop ecosystem services markets aimed at combating environmental degradation and poverty in Africa.

Clinton Global Initiative Event to be Carbon Neutral
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenOrder, Inc., a New York-based environmental strategy and marketing firm, announced today that it is working as a partner organization with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), organized by former President Bill Clinton, to offset CGI’s greenhouse gas impact and make it “carbon neutral."

EarthNews Radio: Edible Forest Gardens
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

"Edible forest gardens" actually do not have to be very large. Jerry Kay spoke to Dave Jacke, the author of Edible Forest Gardens.

Protecting New Orleans from Future Floods To Cost Billions, Take Decades
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Given enough money, engineers agree that they could eventually build a system of levees and other flood control structures sufficient to protect New Orleans from another Katrina or even a stronger hurricane. But it would cost billions, and the work might not be completed for up to 30 years.

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